Welcome to the WITS Programs

Poster by Alex – South Broadview Elementary, Salmon Arm, BC

The WITS Programs bring together schools, families and communities to create safe responsive environments to help elementary school children deal with bullying and peer victimization. We started 20 years ago in Victoria, BC and are now in schools in every province and territory. In a 2016 report from Dalhousie University, WITS was judged to be the best program of its kind in Canada.

The WITS Vision is that all children are living, learning and playing in safe and responsive communities.

THE WITS Mission is to create capacity in communities to promote safety & healthy relationships.

Are the WITS Programs a good fit for your school and community?

WATCH a 4 1/2 minute introductory video here.

“WITS is a program that provides essential support to staff and students in the school setting.” says Georgina Henderson, School Counsellor, Clarence Jaycox School, KEE TAS KEE NOW TRIBAL COUNCIL EDUCATION AUTHORITY, Red Earth Creek, Alberta

The WITS Programs are supported by the WITS PROGRAMS FOUNDATION, a registered charity. Our donors include SHAW, Victoria Foundation, Vancouver Foundation and you can DONATE HERE through our Canada Helps Connection.Or to find our more about becoming a sponsor contact Andy Telfer executive director of the WITS Programs Foundation at 250-386-7625 or at exec@witsprogram.ca.

New Cyberbullying Prevention Resource

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New Teaching Resources:


by Dr. Bonnie Leadbeater

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Video: Social Emotional Learning Resources – WITS in Motion

This online education initiative is a non-verbal dance film, so it ‘speaks’ to everyone. The film promotes positive relationships, peaceful resolution of peer conflict and the spectrum of social emotional learning skills. It is available for streaming to parents, caregivers and educators everywhere at www.witsinmotion.ca.